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Updated Mar 10, 2014
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Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

(31 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sales (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Expedia full-time for more than a year

Proscommissioned based, more sales I get, more money I get,... its all about money

Conswe have to lie to end users to win sales
once we have there money we are told not to care
I feel bad every nght

Advice to Senior Managementneed a new team of management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Same old big company corporate attitude with nothing to offer.

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Expedia full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits and free drinks.

ConsPeople treated like cattle, and no changes will happen unless you have the patience of a saint! No one is allowed to do anything new here. The manager has his/her say on the software engineering process which he/she has no clue of. Also the technology used is outdated for development purposes meaning the skill developed here is not very exportable

Advice to Senior ManagementReview the HR process, esp what is promised during interview stages.
Get rid of the typical corporate way of working. Allow people to be more created rather than just be delegated work - total demotivating.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unsupportive, aggressive, volatile, political and bureaucratic.

Director (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Expedia full-time for more than a year

ProsSome great people.
Opportunities to travel.

ConsA fantastic brand to have on your CV, but that's where it ends.

If you are driven by results, don't expect to change or deliver anything here. Unless the CEO thinks its a good idea it will never happen, one of the major reasons that the companies market share and revenues in Europe are in such rapid decline. Because nobody dares question his 'leadership' the culture is one of blame and suspicion, with senior management constantly looking for  someone to point the finger at.

Expedia is a great stepping stone, but don't be fooled into thinking this will be a long term career move. Its a volatile, high pressure environment with extremely high staff turnover, the resultant is constant course correct and a new 'strategy' every few months. Expect to see a re-structure and senior leadership change every six months or so.

The company invests little to nothing in staff development, and the general attitude towards staff is unsupportive and aggressive. Overall the business is incredibly political and bureaucratic. Leadership are all desperately trying to protect their own small corners of the empire and deflect the CEO's gaze onto someone else, so expect little support. Senior management will happily throw you under a bus if it takes the spot light off them for just a moment.

Advice to Senior ManagementCEO: stop micro managing the entire organisation and let people get on with what they know how to do. Invest in your employees and foster an environment of mutual support and trust. Stop running the business into the floor.

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A headless chicken, unable to make the big decisions about what not to do

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Expedia

ProsNice product: you get to send people on holiday
Generally competent colleagues
International team

ConsTortuous organisation structure: impossible to get decisions made
Lack of clear strategy. Lots of vision, but no clarity about what not to do.
Weak tech, and weak understanding of tech amongst leadership team.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake some clear decisions about what's not going to be done.
Put in place an organisation structure that expedites (!) decision making: make the flow from customer requirements to change far slicker.
Hire leadership who understand tech.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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